Difficulty: Medium | Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 15-20 mins| Yield: 12 Pieces

1 cup Urad Daal
1” Ginger
2-3 Green Chillies*
Handful of Curry Leaves
½ tsp Baking powder
Salt to Taste
Oil for Deep Frying


  1. Wash and soak the daal for 15-20 mins. You may soak if for a longer duration, but min it would about 15 mins for it to get soaked properly.
  2. While the daal is soaking, chop the ginger and the green chillies and wash and clean the curry leaves.
  3. Now make a paste of the daal adding as little waster as possible.
  4. Take the paste in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients to it. Mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a pan.
  6. Take a handful of the daal mixture and then try to make a whole in it with your thumb while its still in your palm. Make a big whole as when you finally drop it into the oil, it'll tend to become small.**
  7. Now turn over your palm and drop the daal mixture into the oil in that form. Make sure u don't burn your fingers here.
  8. Now repeat for the rest and fry on medium to high heat till they are golden brown in colour.
  9. Remove from heat and ideally serve with sambar and coconut chutney. But you can just simply have it with tea or coffee as it tastes good anyways!
*Add according to taste.
**If making the wholes sounds difficult, then simply drop them into the oil without the whole. That's will give you round shaped vadas.

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